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2 hours ago, Omott91 said:

Although I do like all seater stadiums like the one currently being built at Parramatta.

https://culture.ftbl.com.au/gallery/hell-yeah-a-glimpse-inside-the-new-parramatta-stadium-512109

Do you think standing areas like we have in the UK would be accepted in Australia or would you all rather sit? There’s a big debate over here about standing at soccer stadiums

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2 hours ago, Mr Plow said:

Do you think standing areas like we have in the UK would be accepted in Australia or would you all rather sit? There’s a big debate over here about standing at soccer stadiums

The main problem I find with all seater stadiums is when the drunks go back to their seats after half-time, you can be up and down more than the knickers on a Kings Cross lady.

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17 minutes ago, Marauder said:

The main problem I find with all seater stadiums is when the drunks go back to their seats after half-time, you can be up and down more than the knickers on a Kings Cross lady.

Yeah I hate sitting down especially when there’s no leg room, everyone at soccer games stands up anyway

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1 minute ago, Mr Plow said:

Yeah I hate sitting down especially when there’s no leg room, everyone at soccer games stands up anyway

leg room is a problem, I'm 6 foot 4.

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Some soccer stadiums really are are horrendous for leg room, of course this is because when they were made all-seater they tried to cram as many seats in as possible. I haven't been to Elland Road before but will be going for the NZ game and have heard the leg room is pretty much none existent so a little worried for my knees. 

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11 hours ago, fieldofclothofgold said:

Do they still have those grassy banks at Australian grounds ? 

Only Adelaide has a grass bank now, the only other last year was Perth but that’s been replaced with the new Perth stadium. Only one end at Adelaide also

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1 hour ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Some soccer stadiums really are are horrendous for leg room, of course this is because when they were made all-seater they tried to cram as many seats in as possible. I haven't been to Elland Road before but will be going for the NZ game and have heard the leg room is pretty much none existent so a little worried for my knees. 

I physically can't sit in the Revie Stand at Elland Rd, unless I sit sideways which affects whoevers sat next to me.

I much prefer standing, it's annoying having to let someone past every 5 mins or a kid sat behind you kicking your chair. But I've got used to sitting at York and the new stadium will be all seater too so that's the way it is I guess. 

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4 hours ago, kev p said:

Only Adelaide has a grass bank now, the only other last year was Perth but that’s been replaced with the new Perth stadium. Only one end at Adelaide also

That's in the AFL, majority of Nrl grounds have them.

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11 hours ago, Mr Plow said:

Do you think standing areas like we have in the UK would be accepted in Australia or would you all rather sit? There’s a big debate over here about standing at soccer stadiums

I think that the only place where standing areas would be accepted would be the booze hill where some stand throughout the game,but other than that I don't think so. It isn't something would ever be considered for new stadiums in Australia which is why I thought the new Leeds stand was interesting as it has the large standing area.

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5 hours ago, Omott91 said:

I think that the only place where standing areas would be accepted would be the booze hill where some stand throughout the game,but other than that I don't think so. It isn't something would ever be considered for new stadiums in Australia which is why I thought the new Leeds stand was interesting as it has the large standing area.

I think because of the tradition of atmosphere in the South stand at Headingley and the fans who stand there influenced the club to keep a standing area and the Northstand losing Capacity to the cricket the corporate accommodation the club had to move seats to the Southstand . It will be interesting if the SS keeps it atmosphere when it's finished ,if it loses it the southstanders may move to the standing area of the Carnegie just like Leeds United Kopites in the Revie stand moved to the other end they are all in seats but they all stand 

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Time for Wigan to insist that rail seats are installed in at least one end of their ground - soccer team can use them to sit and convert them for standing for the Rugby. May just attract a few fans back and make the atmosphere better as well. You can also say the same for the likes off Hudds and Hull FC.

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13 hours ago, AB Knight said:

I physically can't sit in the Revie Stand at Elland Rd, unless I sit sideways which affects whoevers sat next to me.

I much prefer standing, it's annoying having to let someone past every 5 mins or a kid sat behind you kicking your chair. But I've got used to sitting at York and the new stadium will be all seater too so that's the way it is I guess. 

I believe York's stadium being 'future proofed' for the possibility of rail seating/safe standing in years to come though. :) 

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5 minutes ago, Mr Frisky said:

Time for Wigan to insist that rail seats are installed in at least one end of their ground - soccer team can use them to sit and convert them for standing for the Rugby. May just attract a few fans back and make the atmosphere better as well. You can also say the same for the likes off Hudds and Hull FC.

DW is my least favourite ground to go to, it feels so soulless and empty. 

Shrewsbury Town (play in League One or Div. 3) have installed rail seating at their stadium as all seater stadiums only apply to the top 2 divisions but i see no reason why they can’t install rail seating at Wigan and have standing for rugby and seats for football

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I actually quite like the DW, it has a really steep rake and the atmosphere is kept in well. Obviously it helps if there are a decent number in but the Kangaroo tests there in the early years of this century generated incredible amounts of noise.

I guess the Halton, John Smith's and KC have similar challenges. I find the first two just depressing for regular league games and Hull since they shut the away end is not what it was. OTOH for big games they scrub up well. The various cup semis at McAlpine in late 90s/early 00s were excellent.

I think the main thing is getting crowds in or having stadia sized appropriately to the club. If only Hudds had managed to land a 12k stadium with a bit of standing. It would change a huge chunk of people's perceptions about the club and I imagine would generate larger crowds because the current place is just too big to be enjoyable at times.

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20 hours ago, AB Knight said:

I physically can't sit in the Revie Stand at Elland Rd, unless I sit sideways which affects whoevers sat next to me.

I much prefer standing, it's annoying having to let someone past every 5 mins or a kid sat behind you kicking your chair. But I've got used to sitting at York and the new stadium will be all seater too so that's the way it is I guess. 

Not just the Revie stand, the East stand is also horrendous and unbearable 

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59 minutes ago, DoubleD said:

Not just the Revie stand, the East stand is also horrendous and unbearable 

I think the upper tier is ok but the lower one just inherited the line of the old terrace. NE corner used to be my preferred option before I realised soccer is actually quite tedious.

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I don't think anyone's posted the latest on the Wakefield ground saga.It seems the developers are trying to get even more buildings on the Newmarket site without it counting towards the trigger point for the stadium. 

I know there are those who think Trinity (& Cas?) have had long enough to sort out their stadium situation are a even accused of lying about their plans, but the plain truth is, if you don't have the support of your local planning authority, no-one can build a stadium. Wakefield are not benefiting from having a 'not fit for purpose' stadium, in fact, central funding is withheld and the effect on crowd numbers and corporate income is huge. Clearly, the club and trust are doing all they can to solve the problem, but if there is no political will from the council, nothing will happen. Has any sports club built a stadium without the support (including non-financial) of their local council? 

At least a legal challenge is back on the table. Deadline for objections is now 29th September.

 

 

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On 9/9/2018 at 12:34 PM, Gav Wilson said:

I believe York's stadium being 'future proofed' for the possibility of rail seating/safe standing in years to come though. :) 

I hope that Cinema at the south end is well sound proofed , can just imagine peeps watching a horror film and BANG one of Connors kicks hits the wall.😀

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Roof starting to be constructed on the main stand at York's new stadium

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